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11.17.2016

A* Search Algorithm: the Power of Heuristics

Clement built an application (https://clementmihailescu.github.io/Pathfinding-Visualizer/#) that allows you to visualize a host of different pathfinding algorithms in action, from unweighted algorithms like depth-first search and breadth-first search, to weighted ones like Dijkstra’s Algorithm and A* Search, all the way to an algorithm of his own creation, which he named the Swarm Algorithm. In this presentation he specifically explores the intricacies of A* Search and explains how heuristics can be used to achieve greater results in the world of pathfinding.

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